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Langmuir. 2012 Nov 6;28(44):15606-13. doi: 10.1021/la3035352. Epub 2012 Oct 22.

Tuning the adsorption properties of UiO-66 via ligand functionalization.

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School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 30332, United States.

Abstract

UiO-66 is one of the few known water-stable MOFs that are readily amenable to direct ligand substitution. In this work, UiO-66 has been synthesized with amino-, nitro-, methoxy-, and naphthyl-substituted ligands to impart polar, basic, and hydrophobic characteristics. Pure-component CO(2), CH(4), N(2), and water vapor adsorption isotherms were measured in the materials to study the effect of the functional group on the adsorption behavior. Heats of adsorption were calculated for each pure gas on each material. The results indicate that the amino-functionalized material possesses the best adsorption properties for each pure gas due to a combination of polarity and small functional group size. The naphthyl-functionalized material exhibits a good combination of inhibited water vapor adsorption and high selectivity for CO(2) over CH(4) and N(2).

PMID:
23057691
DOI:
10.1021/la3035352

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